Arlene Chambers Photography
I have a love for people, their connections, life stories, AND what makes them feel. I love energy & movement and incorporating that into a still frame of a photo. It energizes me to see a wedding day unfold and then bring it together in a visual story form.
To photograph and to be photographed. To build relationships and connection, and to get you to 'feel' something through a photograph. I'm not about stiff and awkward poses or always having to 'look at the camera'. It's about the genuine, quirky, quiet, loving and even the weird love you may share. No degree...no big awards...but a love for people and who they really are! Tell me who you are and let's create something beautiful.
Elaine & Erik
Arlene is amazing! From our very first meeting to discuss our Engagement shoot and our needs for the big day, to the gentle nudges she sends 5 months later for us to pick out our favorite photos for our wedding album - she has been caring, responsive, and thoughtful every step of the way. I can't say enough how fantastic Arlene and her team were on the big day - incredibly well prepared (even when one of our locations for photos ended up being closed unexpectedly), always energetic and upbeat, and they kept us on schedule throughout the WHOLE day - which started at 8am and went to 11pm! And our photos! Our Engagement shoot included our Corgis - which Arlene was completely comfortable with and are hands down some of our favorite 'family' photos. As for our Wedding Day photos; they far surpassed our expectations! She must have taken over 1,000 photos - and a majority of them were GOOD photos! She not only got great 'posed' pics, but 'candids' and some pretty amazing 'special moments' photos that take my breath away every time I see them. Thank you, Arlene, for making the WHOLE experience - and then some - better than I hoped - and thank you so much for being so patient with us! (We promise to get our favorite photos to you soon for our album! ) Can't wait for our next set of Family photos! XOXO Elaine J. Eugenio & Erik M. Heiberg #YouHadMeAtHeiberg
Darcy & Tom
WE LOVE ARLENE CHAMBERS! She did a phenomenal job capturing our wedding day down to the little details I wouldn't have even thought to capture, but now are some of my favorite photos and the ones I treasure dearly. She also did a great job in capturing the beauty of the venue and incorporated nature in a unique and beautiful way. I would *highly* recommend Arlene for your photo needs -- she's so kind, professional, thoughtful, generous with her time and energy, offers helpful suggestions on various ways to pose and look just right for the photo, and overall is a phenomenal human! Our wedding would not have been complete if it weren't for Arlene.
Felicity & Eric
"If I could wish one thing for your wedding, it would be the gift of Arlene Chambers! OH. My. God. She is the B-E-S-T thing that ever happened to our wedding and I will recommend her to everyone I know, for wedding photos, family photos--all of it! Not only is she UBER-talented, so organized and insanely fantastic at her work, she’s hilarious and super fun to be around, we just adore her! I’ve been in several weddings where the photographer is like a quiet mouse, and taking group shots is awkward and painful. So, I really wanted to find a photographer that was not only amazing at getting beautiful shots, but also funny and outgoing. Someone who my friends would feel at ease with and just be themselves. Arlene is the best of all worlds. Almost our entire wedding party (girls and guys) came up to me throughout the night and the day after the wedding to say how much they liked our photographer. And I thought to myself, “Yup!” Arlene more than nailed our engagement photos. I couldn’t believe how natural they looked, especially considering how awkward posing for those shoots can be. She caught the perfect in between moments that made the compositions look relaxed and effortless. I don’t know how she does it, but every shot was a winner. Oh and she had them back to us in less than a week. That NEVER happens in real life, in fact, I know many friends who didn’t get their photos back for 6 months! Her wedding photos were equally amazing. We are so, so, so happy with them. She is a true artist, everything about her work is breathtaking and memorable, from the color, to the lighting, to the compositions, all of her photos stand out above the rest. And she goes above and beyond in so many ways. She walked our wedding venue with me beforehand to get a lay of the land, but then also went back on her own time to see how the sunset lighting hit the venue. She’s a gem! Everyone would be completely headache-free and so very stoked with their end product if they hired Arlene! "
Libby & Richard
WOW! Arlene Chambers is beyond talented! We honestly could not have been more thrilled with our photos and the entire process. First and foremost Arlene is so genuine and kind, you can tell she truly wants to make you look and feel your best throughout the whole day! Unlike some brides, I didn't really have a long list of poses or photo ideas. But the beautiful thing about that is Arlene was able to have the freedom to get creative and lead the way. And I am so glad I trusted her with that because of course, her work spoke for itself. She is very accommodating and made all my family and friends feel comfortable. Several people came up to me throughout my wedding day and complimented me on my wonderful photographer. Aside from just being talented Arlene made it FUN. Even my husband, who was very nervous about photos and really didn't want to do them, ended up having the BEST time. She gave great direction where needed and we truly enjoyed ourselves. When the photos came we were both blown away. We had seen her work many times before, but once again she absolutely nailed it. These photos will be cherished forever and we cannot begin to thank Arlene enough. She is a true talent, but beyond that, she is truly a beautiful soul and we feel fortunate to know her.
Briannah & Drew
It is hard to know where to even begin with Arlene, she is just that incredible!! Never did I expect to find a wedding photographer that was not only talented beyond belief, but also so professional, so kind and all around wonderful person. I was in shock when I heard back from her almost immediately, that was my first impression and it was a very good one (the communication from her over the next year was always this way, prompt and informative)!! At our meeting with her, my now husband and I just knew she was it and booked that night! We knew that was the best “wedding decision” we had made to date and it ended up remaining that way. I loved her work before we met and then it was a done deal once I got to know her! We hired her for our engagement photos, wedding and I also had her photograph a boudoir shoot as a wedding gift to my husband. Every time she shot me or us we were at such ease. She has an incredible way of making you feel comfortable, confident, and happy. She has a knack for reminding you of your love and that seemed to really come across in photos. I think it takes such a special kind of person to be able to do all of this while still "getting the shot". She easily was the best experience I had leading up to our wedding, the wedding day and now after. She is just the very best at her trade and honestly one of the best people I know. Her imagination and energy cannot be matched. I would recommend her to everyone with complete confidence!